Center for International Services & Programs

Teach Abroad

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Central European Teaching Program (CETP)
CETP offers full year teaching opportunities in Hungary, Romania and Poland at all levels.

CIEE offers teacher placements aroung the world for a fee.

Dave's ESL Café
This is a great website with information primarily geared toward ESL teaching and ESL education. It is a free site offering a myriad of job opportunities in education as well as engaging lessons plans for teachers. This professional organization's website has many good resources for those seeking to enter the field as a career. is a website for people who want to live abroad. The work section is a resource for teaching jobs abroad and it highlights some of the most popular recruiting agencies and organizations, TEFL/TESL certificate courses, and forums.

English Teaching Assistants in Spain
The Spanish Ministry of Education through their foreign Embassies and Consualtes seeks ESL Language Assistants each year for placement throughout Spain. In addition to a twelve hour a week commitment inside the classroom,  assistants will also have ample opportunity to learn about the Spanish language and culture and use their free time as they wish. Applications are typically due in early spring.

Teach English in Korea
Understand the teaching opportunities in Korea. teach Away will help you get with everything you need to know when working as a foreigner in the country.

French Culture.Org
The French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services at the French Embassy offer English teaching assistantship positions in French primary and secondary schools and in Instituts Universitaires de Formation des Maîtres (IUFMs) for all regions of France. The assistantships for Americans in France aid academic cooperation between the French and American governments. Assistants are given a monthly stipend to cover living expenses.

International House Barcelona
This site is for language and teacher training courses, but also has a link to TEFL jobs where they list the top TEFL websites for job searching.

Marshall University, Teach in China
Marshall University offers a placement service for teaching in China.

Peace Corps
Peace Corps is a volunteer organization of the U.S. Department of State which promotes intercultural understanding. The Peace Corps hires K-12 teachers as well as ESL teachers. Volunteers receive a living stipend. The Peace Corps also offers practical benefits such as loan deferment, access to foreign language instruction (local host country/region) and the intrinsic benefits that come with making a difference in people's lives.

The Japan Exchange and Teaching program (JET)
One of the world's largest and most prestigious cultural exchange programs, JET promotes internationalization in Japan by encouraging understanding between Japan and other nations. JET participants serve as English assistants in public and private junior and senior high schools.
This website is a directory for international teaching opportunities. It has a huge wealth of information for all kinds of teaching jobs from paid jobs to volunteer, part time to full time.

Transitions Abroad
This website will help you search for an international job (including teaching English) and give advice on writing a resume for an international job. Also included are stories from life abroad and how to start a business abroad.

World Teach
A non-profit, non-governmental volunteer organization,  World Teach aims to provide opportunities for individuals to become an important part of international education by living and working as volunteer teachers in developing countries. An interest in education, community service, and new cultures is necessary.

EF English First
EF English First, part of the world’s largest private education company. This website offers English language teaching positions around the world especially training and recruiting teachers for ESL / TEFL positions in China and around the world.

Council of International Schools
This is a teacher placement service. Candidates register online and must be prepared to attend one of the CIS Recruitment Centers. Candidates should have a minimum of two years full-time teaching experience in their certified area.

U.S. Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships
The Fulbright Program was created in 1946 by the U.S. Congress after WWII to "foster mutual understanding among nations through educational and cultural exchange."   Grant opportunities to teach English language and conversation classes are available in select countries such as Argentina, Chile, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Korea, Romania, Slovak Republic, Russia, Taiwan, and Turkey. Knowledge of the home language may or may not be required. Grant periods range from 8-11 months. The number of grants and grant conditions differ by country. See individual country summaries for more information. Applicants should be graduating seniors or graduate students interested in working in an educational environment.

Department of Defense Education Activity
This is a "civilian agency of the U.S. Department of Defense" which governs the "Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) and the Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) in the United States." Click on the employment link for a teaching position application packet and application instructions. is an extensive website dedicated to hiring teachers for British schools. Browse teaching vacancies in the UK. (Username/login required to apply.)

International Schools Services
This organization provides services to independent schools all over the world including teacher and administrator recruitment and other support services.

The International Educator (TIE Online)
This is an online newspaper and interactive website for teaching positions abroad. It also includes helpful extras such as a message board, resume posting, and articles from the field. (Requires a yearly subscription fee).

University of Northern Iowa, Overseas Placement Services for Educators
You can register with the University of Northern Iowa for their three day recruitment fair that hosts over 100 international schools recruiting for over 65 countries. Candidates average six (6) interviews each during the event. To register you must hold current certification/license as an elementary or secondary teacher or administrator. The University does not charge placement fees for candidates.

This is the official job site of the United States Federal Government. It includes Peace Corps, teaching assistantships, fellowships for study and research, and teaching positions with Department of Defense Dependent Schools.

U.S. Department of State
The Office of Overseas Schools promotes educational opportunities for dependents of American citizens who work for the U.S. government. Most American sponsored schools abroad work with private organizations in the U.S. to help them recruit teachers. Click on the teaching abroad link, to find a listing of quick reference information to various teaching agencies.